Rather than bitching, let's see if we can outline to netflix what would constitute an improved product here. Don't think about two companies or two teams, just accept there are two websites, each designed for a specific purpose.
Let's brainstorm about what would constitute a great product for streaming, and a great product for discovering and queuing up movies to watch later -- think about the way you use each product today. You get to describe the PERFECT products. Anyone want to engage with me on this?
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Zuckerberg wants to expand into media now as well...
NF is jumping into much more dangerous waters than they did with their new model of DVD delivery. I hope some wonderful author is there documenting the meteoric rise and now the fall (and hopefully, the renewal) of the company... I think it would be a great read.
I have the same questions and concerns you guys have. And you've all summed them up pretty nicely. Has an effective date for the separation been announced? If so, I missed it.
Stole this from Guy:
Not complaining, but a product that worked would be a wonderful new addition to the new NOTflix.
When you currently go to RoKu site and explain that you can no longer access Netflix movies via Roku box, they send you to a page with an explanation: "Netflix and Roku are aware of the problem" ...
So sad that a service that we really felt loyalty to for years and years has gone completely down the tubes.
So, that's my first suggestion:
1.make it work -- 2, make it easier to use -- 3. and make more films available on watch now (even if there is a pay-extra amount.
3. and make more films available on watch now (even if there is a pay-extra amount.
Be careful of what you wish for. Pay extra amount, is known as PPV. Pay per view. That is the model used by CABLE TV. 2 and 3-Tier pay scales, or pay modles. Pay a little more and get more content. $4.95 a month to access 75 Movies. No one thinks that Cable TV is a bargain. Please do not make the suggestion that Netflix Should look like CABLE-TV, or follow Cable TV's way of paying for content. They will have you paying $50 for access to and extra 1000 movies a month or something like that. Do not under-estimate how creative people can get once they go down that PPV Road.
droidmaker, I realize your post was sometime ago and clearly you didn't quite get how upset people really were (and still are). I mean, the "bitching" seemed to work, obviously. Still, I cannot help but wonder why an ex-employee would care if anyone bitched. The people spoke loud and clear. Hearing what you want to hear is not always what you're going to actually get.
Now as for your actual question (aside from the lecture), browsing both the Instant and DVD offerings stink. I only get a couple of pages of TV comedies. Really? That's it?! There should be pages and pages and pages of that stuff. Why are they limiting what I can see when browsing?
Also, their search stinks. They should use tags/labels and we should be able to search using those tags/labels.
We should also have search filters. This is actually the A#1 problem that they have. There is no way to search ONLY for DVDs or ONLY for instant. All it takes is a tick mark or tag/label.
I could go on and on.
YES! Let movies play all the way to the end all the way through the ending credits and music.
It really annoys me the way Netflix cuts off the end minutes of movies - would you cut short the coda of a concerto?
I just watched 'Rain Fall' with Gary Oldman and other actors (I would know the other actors' names if Netflix had let me see the end credits!) There is a significant bar scene right at the end which Netflix botched by putting it in a small window, suppressing the dialogue and advertising their next suggestion much larger. Let me watch to the end! Netflix are showing no respect for film